South African prison officials have recommended that Oscar Pistorius be released from jail on 21st August and be placed under house arrest.
A prison committee recommended that Pistorius be released from the prison in Pretoria after serving one sixth of his five-year sentence for the unlawful killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013.
The Associated Press report that a full parole board decision is pending and that the full conditions of Pistorius' house arrest won't be made public by the authorities.
South African Oscar Pistorius is expected to be released on parole in August, Reuters has reported, citing a family member.
Double-amputee Pistorius, a Paralympic champion, is currently serving a five-year prison sentence after being convicted of culpable homicide of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013.
"Oscar will be released on parole by the end of August," a Pistorious family member who did not want to be named told the news agency. Pistorius started his five year sentence in October last year.
June Steenkamp has described the stormy relationship her daughter Reeva had with Oscar Pistorius.
In an exclusive interview on This Morning, June said her daughter had her bags packed to leave the Olympic champion the night he killed her.
She said their three month relationship was full of fights - which she found odd so soon in their relationship. She said:
I think they were fighting because he wanted to dominate her, and she wasn’t the kind of girl you could dominate. She had her own stand in life.
Asked by Phillip Schofield whether she thought Reeva was planning to leave, she said her bags were packed to leave on that fateful Valentine's night.
June said her presence in court disconcerted Oscar, and she thought this was important.
She said she will never get over the death of her daughter, and that she may meet Oscar in the future so that he can apologise for the enormous pain he has caused her family through his actions. She said she hopes her book will remind people of the life of her daughter, and not just her death.
South African prosecutors have said that they will appeal the verdict and sentence in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial.
Former Olympic athlete Pistorius was found guilty of manslaughter over the killing for his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year and sentenced to five years imprisonment.
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